Rehab Rounds: Pia Kontos & Julia Gray

Dr. Pia Kontos & Julia Gray from the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital presents Fit for Dialysis: Using Drama to Increase Exercise Amongst Older Hemodialysis Patients on Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 12-1pm. This event takes place at the room 140 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue.

Pia Kontos (Ph.D), is a Research Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Central to her program of research is the transformation of the culture of care in long-term care, complex continuing care and rehabilitation settings thereby making them more humanistic and quality enhancing. Primary to this agenda is bridging her research on person-centred care that is inspired by philosophy and the social sciences, with clinical practice in the fields of dementia, brain injury, and hemodialysis. To do so her research relies on research-based theatre, improvisational drama, and film as innovative pedagogical strategies for knowledge translation. She has presented and published across multiple disciplines.

Julia Gray (BFA, MA) is a Toronto-based playwright and film and theatre director, as well as Artistic Director of Possible Arts.  She is currently based at the Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Possible Arts is a company committed to the connection between the arts and health care through research and clinical practice.  Julia’s artistic and research interests are performance/play creation, embodied knowledge and expression, knowledge translation, and arts and health initiatives.

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A recording of this presentation is available.